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Warranted On June 14, a Brandon deputy responded to the 300 block of Cedar. The complainant said her ex-boyfriend, who has warrants for his arrest for non-support, was in her backyard....more >>

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Monday, June 20 - A roll of toilet paper was discovered to be on fire in the men's bathroom at Stoney Lake Park. No damage was done to the bathroom and the park employee told deputies the roll on fire was a different roll than they use in the park....more >>
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Born March 5th
1574: William Oughtred, mathematician and inventor of the slide rule.
1824: Elisha Harris, U.S. physician and founder of the American Public Health Association.
1824: James Merritt Ives, lithographer for Currier and Ives.
1853: Howard Pyle, writer and illustrator (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood).
1870: Frank Norris, novelist (McTeague, The Octopus).
March 5th
in history
1766: Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
1793: Austrian troops crush the French and recapture Liege.
1821: James Monroe becomes the first president to be inaugurated on March 5, only because the 4th was a Sunday.
1905: Russians begin to retreat from Mukden in Manchuria, China.
1912: The Italians become the first to use dirigibles for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance flights behind Turkish lines west of Tripoli.